Make a Difference! Become a Mentor!
Wanda L. Rogers is the Executive Director of the Uinta County Business Leadership Network (UCBLN). She has served on local and state boards, learning and providing direction in system change, parent advocacy, and legislative issues concerning the inclusion, education, and employment of people with disabilities.
She joined a group of dedicated individuals in establishing the UCBLN in 1998 and was hired to establish the program. She later was instrumental in establishing the youth program, MentorABILITY, providing youth with disabilities educational workshops and experiences to increase their knowledge of the world of work.
Her passion for change concerning people with disabilities came in 1988 when her 6th child was born with Down syndrome. Through the process, Wanda soon learned the importance of being involved and the need for change concerning inclusion, education, and employment of people with disabilities. She resides in Evanston, WY with her husband Rick and enjoys the outdoor adventures Wyoming provides.
Bethany Shidler, Program Coordinator for Mentor-Match, has been working at UCBLN-MetorABLILTY since January 2018. Bethany was a substitute teacher for the Uinta Count School District #1 for 5 years. She enjoys working with the youth and helping them learn and grow. In July of 2005, Bethany moved to Cape Verde, Africa for 18 months where she gained a love for the African people and learned the importance of having strong community ties. Since then Bethany has been serving in her community and making a difference.
In October of 2015, Bethany and her husband Daniel took in two teenage siblings, Donald and Brittney. Their mother had just passed away and they opened their home to them knowing that they would be adopting. In 2016 Bethany and Dan where able to adopt Donald and Brittney. For Bethany family is very important and she loves to travel with them at every available opportunity.
Bethany graduated from Northwest Community Collage in 2004 with her Associates Degree in General Studies. She is a class facilitator teaching Self-Reliance classes and enjoys helping others learn and acquire new knowledge to enhance their lives.
Bethany is looking forward to working with the youth of our community, matching them with mentors to provide them with role models and friendships.
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